“I made a trip to clear my mind.” explains Andre Josselin. “We did 9 states and almost 10.000 kilometers in 3 weeks including Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Colorado and California. We saw Rodeos and Roulette Tables, the endless roads and empty spaces. Witnessing Deers and Elks and Bisons. Eating a lot of sandwiches and hot dogs. We saw infinite skies of stars. I saw so many shooting stars like never before in my entire life, leaving me lying speechless in my tent – in the middle of nowhere, freezing my ass off.”
Everything shot on Canon 5D Mark4 and a Leica m240
You travel so much. Why did you decide to do another trip?
Traveling is kind of a relief for me. When I am feeling down, when I feel creatively stuck or even if I just feel plain unhappy, I love going abroad and get my mind cleared. There’s something beautiful about going somewhere you have never been before. The combination of going somewhere and try to capture new visuals which eventually culminate in the story of the trip is something that makes me happy. At the same time, I use all the minutes and hours to rethink about stuff I did in the past, relocate my thoughts and hope to find solutions on things I don’t see about myself, when I am at home.
What are your tips for sustainable travel?
Trying to be sustainable was one task we tried to consider during this trip. As we did a lot of camping, we used thermos flasks, stuff we could reuse, bought stuff at the local supermarkets instead of big brands, and tried to avoid plastic as much as we could. We gave food away we didn’t eat or shared it, instead of putting it in the trash. I wouldn’t consider us the most sustainable travelers ever, because there are so many things we could’ve done better or more, but it is worth a try to do something for the environment.
All photos by Andre Josselin / www.instagram.com/josselin
Everything shot on: Canon 5D Mark4 and a Leica m240